News | 2016 spring semester

Delegation of UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance Visits CCOM

On the morning of April 15, 2016, Jason Geary, Associate Dean and Stephen Shipps, Chair of Strings from the UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Joseph Lam, Director of the Confucius Institute at UM visited CCOM and had a friendly meeting with Chairwoman Guo Shulan, President Yu Feng and Director of Center for the Exchange and Experience of Chinese and Foreign Music Cultures Liu Yuening, Director of President's Office Zhao Hai over the future cooperation between the two institutions.

Prof. Jason Geary first introduced the degree education, student admission, external exchange, honors and awards of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. According to him, the school has signed cooperation agreements with a number of world-class conservatories of music, in recent years, they have attached particular importance to the cooperation with the conservatories in Asia. He hoped their visit can create a good opportunity for establishing a long-term cooperative relation with CCOM.

Chairwoman Guo Shulan noted, in recent years, UM and CCOM has accomplished successful cooperation in many joint activities including Confucius Institute "Three Tours", Confucius Institute International Music Summer Camp, International Advanced Seminars on Chinese Music & Arts, etc., we were glad to strengthen the partnership with UM, creating a three-dimensional communication mechanism for research, creation and performance. President Yu Feng pointed out, the two institutions could expand cooperation in terms of performance, composition and exchange, we would like to jointly build a student-exchange mechanism, construct a professors' studio with Confucius Institute as the platform, support the chamber music competition at UM and we shall work together to promote Sino-American musical and cultural exchange.

On the afternoon of the day before, sponsored by the Center for the Exchange and Experience of Chinese and Foreign Music Cultures and co-organized by the Musicology Department and Orchestral Department, Prof. Geary and Prof. Shipps delivered two prominent academic lectures respectively at Room 501 of the Academic Building.


MCI Office of CCOM , CCOM , 2016-04-22

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